Thursday, August 09, 2007

REPENTANCE

Isa 57:15 (NLT) "The high and lofty one who inhabits eternity, the Holy One, says this: "I live in that high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I refresh the humble and give new courage to those with repentant hearts."


I have often loved darkness,
observed lying vanities,
forsaken thy mercies,
trampled underfoot they beloved Son,
mocked thy providence,
flattered thee with my lips,
broken thy covenant,
It is of thy compassion that I am not consumed.
Lead me to repentance, and save me from despair;
Let me come to thee renouncing, condemning, loathing myself,
but hoping in the grace that flows even to the chief of sinners.
At the cross may I contemplate the evil of sin, and abhor it,
look on him whom I pierced,
as one slain for me, and by me.
- From The Valley of Vision.

A Bennett

If you're headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-Turns. He is a God of Grace, a God of fogiveness. He loves His own, so much. His gift of eternal life to us and the promises associated with it are never in jeopardy. We are His children Forever, for Eternity. There is no greater love found, then the love found in Our Savior Jesus Christ and no greater forgivness found,then from Him and Him alone.

If you have sinned, do not lie down without repentance; for the want of repentance after one has sinned makes the heart yet harder and harder.-- John Bunyan

An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won. Caroline Gascoigne

Let any man turn to God in earnest, let him begin to exercise himself unto godliness, let him seek to develop his powers of spiritual receptivity by trust and obedience and humility, and the results will exceed anything he may have hoped in his leaner and weaker days. ... A. W. Tozer

Repentance is a grace of God's Spirit whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and visibly reformed. -- THOMAS WATSON

5 comments:

luvvom said...

Those were all very beautiful, Cristina, thanks! My favorite of them all was His promise to us...

"The high and lofty one who inhabits eternity, the Holy One, says this: "I live in that high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I refresh the humble and give new courage to those with repentant hearts."

Thank you for the reminder for the need for humility! Pride certainly is an ugly sin I have!

mark pierson said...

Cristina, the grace of God in Christ was magnified in this post. Thank you!

Mark

Jungle Mom said...

I just wanted to let you know, I used your friends poem, "A jewel in his Crown" today for my daughters birthday post.

Baptist Girl said...

........And Sarah, we both now He never breaks His promises *S*

Mark, thank you, what an awesome God we serve dear brother.

Rita,
My friend crystal will fill honored. Please wish you daughter a Happy Birthday fo me.

Cristina

mark pierson said...

Cristina - Could you please post this at bluecollar at your earliest convenience?